Fried French

Fried French

Fried French

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Jan. 5 2007 11:01 AM

Fried French

I'm not sure I'm really thrilled to find this out, but via Randi's newsletter today comes this clip of the French version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire":

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The question is

What's gravitating around Earth?

a) The Moon b) The Sun c) Mars d) Venus

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It's bad enough the guy didn't know. But then they polled the audience... and I realized I need to translate my site into French.

Remember, too, that 1 out of 5 Americans either doesn't know or got this question wrong in a 1999 Gallup poll. In 1991, Germans responded pretty much the same to the poll, though the British did worse.

Wow. It's a long, long uphill battle ahead of us, folks, and it's global.